No, Business Plans Aren’t Dead – So Write a Good One

There’s some debate about whether business plans should go the way of the dodo, or whether they’re essential to business success. But when you face the facts, it’s obvious that business plans aren’t dead. Banks need them before granting a loan, and potential partners or investors often want them as […]

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Innovative Idea Startups (Youth BiiS)

The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Innovative Idea Startups (Youth BiiS) Program is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Job Fund to empower eligible young adults between 18 and 29 in their process for self-employment / business start-up in Metro Vancouver. Youth BiiS provides free business coaching for young […]

Rebuilding Your Business in BC and Across Canada

Making the decision to move from a foreign country to BC or elsewhere in Canada can be both exciting and overwhelming – especially if you are an entrepreneur with hopes of rebuilding your business outside your country of origin. You worked hard attaining higher education and or developing your business […]

How to Build a Business While Working Full-Time

I recently celebrated the day I decided to become an Independent Personal Trainer. I began this business venture already working full-time Monday to Thursday doing 10 hour shifts in the evening. This left me with mornings and weekends to study for my certification, design my website, maintain my social media […]

Using Financial Performance Data to Start and Grow Your Business

If you have a great business concept, it can be easy to get carried away without doing enough market research. And when you invest your time, resources and passion into your work, it can be hard to objectively evaluate where you stand in the market. However, it’s essential to know […]

Are You and Your Life Partner Compatible in Business Together?

Starting and running a business with your life partner offers some significant benefits and unique challenges. Partnering in business with your spouse, relative or best friend could potentially be the best decision of your life. Here are ways to determine whether you and your life partner are compatible in business, […]

How to Use Viability to Test if You Should Invest in Your Business

You have a great idea for a business and the support of all your friends and family. But before you invest your time, capital and resources, you need to figure out whether it’s a viable business venture. Viability measures your business’ ability to start, grow and survive. It factors in target […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Plan Writing

You’ve got your business idea, but you need some funding. It’s time to sit down and write the business plan the bank says they need. It seems simple enough – after all, there are lots of templates and examples online – but a couple of days into the process, you’re […]

Love Dogs? Start a Business in the Booming Dog Industry

If you love dogs and have been thinking about starting a small business in the dog industry, it couldn’t be at a better time. A 2014 study by Packaged Facts, which monitors the pet market and surveys owners to gather data, estimates that pet spending will rise to $8.3 billion […]